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Livre nouveau et utile pour toutes sortes d'artistes, et particulierement pour les orfevres, les orlogeurs, les peintres, les graveurs, les brodeurs, &c. : contenant quatre alphabets de chiffres fleuronnez au premier trait avec quantite de devises, d'emblemes et de noeuds d'amour : avec une table exacte pour trouver en général tous les noms et surnoms entrelassez


Published 1690
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First leaf is engraved title. Plates 2-29 include emblems as well as foliated monograms, plate 100 consists entirely of 15 additional emblems. The 4 letterpress pages that follow plate 29 provide brief explanations of all emblems, with mottoes, and an index to the first series of monograms

Some monograms copied from Nicolas Verien's Livre curieux et utile (Paris, 1685)

Emblem on plate 15 engraved upside down

Binding: old mottled calfskin. Rebacked, preserving original backstrip tooled in gilt, including title. Edges sprinkled red & brown

Grolier Club bookplate by George W. Eve, annotated in MS "Gift of Mr. S[amuel] P[utnam] Avery" and stamped "withdrawn." Theodore Besterman's calligraphic label, signed P.S


Publisher A Amsterdam : [s.n.]
Pages 216
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language French
Call number 99284
Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation
Book contributor Getty Research Institute
Collection getty; americana
Notes No table of contents. No page numbers. Each illustration is numbered. Foxing.

Full catalog record MARCXML

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